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Central South Island & North Canterbury Weekly fishing report for October 6 2022

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A marvellous start to the season

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Canterbury anglers hit the rivers and lakes on Opening Day

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Canterbury anglers came out in force on Saturday to fish the first day of the new fishing season.

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Anglers Out in Force for Start of the Season

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Fish & Game NZ is expecting a "massive" turn-out of anglers this weekend for the opening of the new freshwater fishing season which kicks off Saturday, October 1.

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Central South Island & North Canterbury Weekly fishing report for September 29 2022

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Welcome to the first Central South Island (CSI) weekly fishing report for the 2022/2023 sports fishing season, soon to open this Saturday - the first of October!

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New signs show the way for Canterbury anglers

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Over 100 new angler access signs have recently gone up around the North Canterbury Fish & Game Region in preparation for the new fishing season starting October 1.

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Review of North Canterbury game bird hunting regulations

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The North Canterbury Fish and Game Council is holding its regular review of the game bird hunting regulations.

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Celebration of Women in Angling This Saturday

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This is the third year the event has been held. It is growing globally as women from around the world and here in Aotearoa New Zealand, appreciate the multitude of...

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Conservation Week is an opportunity to applaud the "massive" environmental effort by anglers and hun

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Conservation Week (September 5-11) is an opportunity to applaud the "massive" environmental effort invested by anglers and hunters throughout the country, says Fish & Game NZ.

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Salmonid Ecology Scholarship launched

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A scholarship for a PhD student undertaking research into the ecology, conservation and management of trout and trout fisheries has been set up in the name of the late...

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Sea-run salmon advice and reports to North Canterbury Fish & Game Council

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The following reports, letters and advice have been received in recent years by North Canterbury Fish & Game in relation to the operation of hatcheries:

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Repeat offending angler fined for exceeding the bag limit

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Southland angler Christopher Wood was fined nearly $1500 in the Timaru District Court last week.

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Ōhau River Spring Season ballots – Period 2 ballot open for entries

Cate Lee caught and released this huge rainbow trout on the 2021 Spring Season Opening Day

Central South Island Fish & Game (CSIFG) has set up a ballot system (lottery) to limit angler numbers at the Ōhau River between lakes Ōhau and Ruataniwha.

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2022 Special Winter Edition Fishing Report - North Canterbury

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With school holidays starting on the 9th of July, it’s a great opportunity to get the boat out of the shed and take the family out fishing during the winter period.

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Research project reaches 20-pound milestone

Scott Miller presents his 20 pound tagged brown trout before release back to the Tekapo Canal Photo credit Morgan Brown

Angler Scott Miller landed a huge 20-pound (9kg) brown trout in the Tekapo Canal in April 2022, catching the attention of Central South Island Fish & Game.

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Angler submissions available for download

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You can download the submissions made by anglers on the 2022 Angling Regulations Review here.

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Corina Jordan lands ‘dream’ role as New Zealand Fish and Game Council chief executive

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New Zealand Fish and Game Council has appointed Corina Jordan to the position of chief executive.

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Secrets for Setting Decoys

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Waterfowlers, watch this video for tips on how to set decoys for successful hunting.

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Review of North Canterbury freshwater angling regulations

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The North Canterbury Fish and Game Council is holding its regular review of the Anglers Notice (Fishing regulations).

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Stunning weather greeted around 50,000 game bird hunters around the country this morning.

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While the sunshine and light winds across the country might have been in the duck's favour, it didn't stop hunters from celebrating the traditional first Saturday in May, the Opening...

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‘Significantly’ More Work Needed To Remedy Environment Woes – Fish & Game

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Fish & Game says the latest stocktake of the New Zealand environment points to significantly more work being required to improve water quality and reverse wetland loss.

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